February 2015 Catchup

Lush Bloggers Event February 2015

lush bloggers event february 2015 easter collection
I was lucky enough to be invited to a local Lush blogger event on Wednesday the 25th of February and it was amazing ^_^ We got to see the new Easter collection, learn more about the perfumes and their story and also make our own face mask which was SUCH a treat! Have a scroll through some of my snaps below..

Review | Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX08

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX08 review and swatch

Kevyn Aucoin is most certainly in the luxury category when it comes to makeup, even the box is fancy, look at it!  This ‘sensual skin enhancer’ is something I’ve had my eye on for a while, but the price tag always held me back. So last year during black friday when beautybay.com had a generous 20% off sale I grabbed my chance and ordered it in SX08, which as far as I could tell from the online swatches was the closest match. So the sensual skin enhancer is  18g of multi-use, high coverage awesomeness. It’s designed to be used as a foundation, concealer, tinted moisturiser or even a highlighter and with all of those options promised I justified the £35.50 price tag link (minus 20% ofc!).

Review | Collection Fast Stroke Liner

collection fast stroke eyeliner review and swatch

For me eyeliner is an absolute staple in my everyday makeup routine, that and concealer are two things I just cannot skip so needless to say I’m always on the look out for a decent liner! I have tried probably around 15 different eyeliners in the past few years which is pretty crazy, pot, gel, pen and khol...but I just cannot help but come back to this particular one from the great budget brand collection.

Review | Makeup Revolution Pro Hygiene Anti Bacterial Brush Cleaner

makeup revolution pro hygiene anti bacterial brush cleaner review

I’m pretty sure the main thing every makeup lover dreads, is washing za brushes. I used to be so good and consistent. Washing them every single Sunday (and if you want to read my thorough post on that click here!) but I think both the excessive amount of brushes I now own, plus a super busy schedule have meant I’ve hardly had a chance every fortnight, let alone weekly.

When I saw this brush cleaner on the Makeup Revolution website, for the first time I was interested in a cleanser of this type. I’m a firm believer in using my magic ingredients for all the face brushes I own, however the absolute BANE of my life is when I pick up an eyeshadow brush, dip it in a nude shade and end up with a big black smudge across my eyelid - argh such a hassle! Then I have to reach for the bioderma, carefully remove the splodge without disrupting the base and do you know how time consuming that it *sigh*. Anyways having one too many of those incidents lead me to purchase this and I am so pleased that I did!

Haul | A quick blip in the makeup-ban (Inglot and Kiko)

makeup haul inglot and kiko cosmetics

Hey guys I hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been pretty unwell since my last post, but today was the first day I’ve started to feel my normal self, so here is a cheeky little haul. Loyal readers of this blog will remember the post titled ‘its not a spending ban it’s called appreciating what I already have’ which you can read here if you like. I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself because I really have refrained from buying makeup in the past two months. I mean that’s a pretty big deal, and if you read January’s update post you’ll know I have been thoroughly enjoying shopping my stash. However on my lovely catchup trip to London with my bestie, I realised when in Rome you gotta take advantage of what you don’t have when at home. *alright not quite the saying but y’know* AKA: When you see an Inglot and a Kiko, you shop them, even if it is just a little bit!

Bomb Cosmetics Over The Rainbow Bath Blaster

review bomb cosmetics over the rainbow bath blaster

I am 100% a shower person so when I do get around to having a bath its a real treat. When I came across bomb cosmetics thanks to other bloggers I was really impressed with the selection of bath products and mostly (because I’m a bargain loving asian like this) the phenomenal prices. The Over The Rainbow Bath Blaster link is by far one of my favourites and it costs a mere £2.29! Just look at how pretty it is! The intricate little rainbow on top of a fluffy cloud of blue, covered in tiny gold stars and blue bits of glitter. I was almost reluctant to use it because I was so fascinated with how stunning it is, really I am that obsessed.

Disappointing Products #1

disappointing products clinique take the day off makeup remover nuxe reve de meil scandaleyes thick and thin liner seventeen phwoarr paint

Hello my lovely readers, I hope you’re all doing well. This post is something that has been in the pipeline for a while, and I thought it was about time I typed it up. Now before we divulge into the products I want to say that I am still using some of these products (due to hating  wasting makeup) and by ‘disappointing’ it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re useless. Sometimes you have high expectations and they just don’t live up to them. What works for me may not work for everybody and vica versa. My beauty blog is about things I love 90% of the time, but what good is a beauty blog if it doesn’t discuss the not so good sometimes either?? ^_^

The First Sigma Brush//Tapered Highlighter F35

sigma tapered highlighter brush F35 review
Hey guys, I hope you’re all well. I for one am shattered. It’s been a very hectic and busy week but I’ve been determined to keep up with uni, work and blog this month and although it’s only the 6th I’m kind of on a good streak so lets keep going ^_^

Review | Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit Medium-Dark

Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit Medium-Dark review and swatch

Hi everyone, today I’m going to be reviewing another one of Makeup Revolution's biggest bargains - the focus and fix eyebrow kit in the shade medium-dark. This kit is packaged in a sleek black square box with beautiful rose gold font on the top. Inside the packaging there is a large square mirror which is big enough to see your whole face as well as to focus on the brows. There are three powder shades, one wax cream, a small pair of tweezers and an applicator. All of this for a mere £2.50! I know right, that is pretty darn incredible and of course I had to add it to my basket.

January Favourites

january favourites the blushing giraffe makeup revolution treat

Hey hey everyone! It’s time to share le January favourites, and I seem to have quite a few this month so lets get started!